Peter Goodair Photography
Mountain Voyages of a Photographer
Welcome to Peter Goodair Photography. I have been fascinated by mountains as long as I can remember and love to share their beauty and wonder with others through my interest in photography. I hope you enjoy the images here, filled as they are with so many great memories for me.
Growing up, I always had a passion for photography. I loved how the camera could capture in the blink of an eye the essence of a moment or the mood or drama of a subject. It seemed to me to be the perfect way to enhance my love and appreciation of mountains. While my photographic work also includes other subjects it is to the mountains that I most love to return.
The photo opposite was taken in the Rosegg Valley in the Engadine Alps by my good friend David Dear.
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These photographs are of some of my favourite mountains. Each picture takes me back to a time spent in magnificent mountain scenery. Whether on gaining a ridge or rounding a bend I am often spellbound by the beauty of the landscape around me. Excitement takes over before I have had time to catch my breath and my first thought is always to check the the scene through the camera's viewfinder.
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"Do not go where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
These photographs were taken on a visit to the beautiful Lake District in September 2020. The damp and cloudy conditions added drama to the amazing mountain scenery found in this corner of England.
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Black & White
Captured in black and white images of mountain scenery can look amazing. The strong tonal contrast of black and white works wonderfully with snow, ice, clouds and rock with dramatic results. Add to that the multifarious textures seen in rock and vegetation and all the essential ingredients are present to produce some memorable images.
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